One-to-two-star hotels in Qatar see fastest room yield expansion in April

One- and two-star hotels in Qatar saw the fastest room yield expansion on an annualized basis in April due to rising occupancy rates and average room rates, according to data released by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).
However, the country’s hotel sector saw overall weakness in room performance in April, mainly driven by five-star hotels and luxury apartments, although there was a 635.1% year-on-year increase. visitor arrivals in Qatar. during the exam period.
In April 2022, Qatar recorded a total of 97,854 visitor arrivals, with the majority coming from other countries in Asia (including Oceania) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Visitor arrivals from other Asian countries (including Oceania) accounted for 32% of the total, followed by the GCC (31%), Europe (20%), other Arab countries (9%), from the Americas (6%) and other African countries (2%).
Properties that have been used as Covid-19 quarantine/response facilities have been removed from the full market data set as of March 2020, PSA said.
The average revenue per available room of two-star and one-star hotels increased by 33.33% year-on-year to reach QR 120 in April 2022. The average room rate in two-star and one-star hotels jumped by QR 25.81 % on an annual basis. at QR156 and occupancy from 5% to 77%.
The average revenue per available room in the four-star category jumped 29.35% on an annualized basis to QR 119 in April 2022. The average room rate in four-star hotels jumped 32.42% to QR 241. QR but the occupancy rate has dropped from 1% to 50%. in April 2022.
Nevertheless, the country’s overall hotel sector recorded a 29.83% year-on-year decline in average revenue per available room to QR 179 in April 2022, with the average room rate declining by 0.96% to QR 411 and a occupancy rate from 17% to 44% during the period considered. .
In the case of five-star hotels, the average revenue per available room increased by 17.91% on an annualized basis to reach QR 220 in April this year, with the average room rate declining by 0.85% from a year-on-year at QR 582 and the 8% occupancy rate to reach QR 582. 38%.
Three-star hotels saw a 5.84% year-on-year decline in average revenue per available room to QR 129 in April this year. The average room rate increased by 7.56% year-on-year to QR185, but the occupancy rate fell by 10% to 70%.
In the case of standard hotel apartments, room yield climbed 20.1% YoY to QR 149 in April 2022. Average room rate dropped 39.39% YoY to QR 200 while that the occupancy rate rose from 37% to 75% in April. 2022.
Luxury hotel apartments nevertheless saw a 46.71% year-on-year drop in average disposable income per room to QR 154 in April 2022. The average room rate in luxury hotel apartments fell by 2.47% on an annualized basis at 356 QR. The occupancy rate fell from 36% to 43%.

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